Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 20, 2013

Hola familia!
In response to Mom - um you can send the homemade treats if you want to, but they will probably be stale. So its up to you - I'll eat them either way :) Thanks for all of the updates on home and family, and I want to you to know that you are all in my prayers each and every day.
This week has been really crazy busy but fun at the same time. So we had special transfers last Monday, and now my companion is Elder Rodriguez. He has 18 months in the mission and is really fun. Talking with him, its clear that with some other companions that he hasn't been exactly the most obedient, but we are doing really good and are really trying to be obedient with exactness so that we can see milagros in our lives. Since he didn't know any of the members or investigators when he got here, I really had to step up and do most of the talking and such so it was fun to be able to push myself to really put myself out there with the Spanish and to see that I am able to do it. Also, Elder Rodriguez is a lot more bold with the members and the investigators and I love it. Lots of the members have been surprised when we don't take "oh well no all my friends are catholic and aren't really interested to know more" as an answer for if they know anybody that we can teach. So its fun as we are working with the members to teach people and its really cool to see the members get excited when they help us teach instead of simply sitting in on a lesson with an investigator.
This next Saturday we have the baptism of a women named Milka. She has epilepsy and is married to a man who was baptized like 4 years ago. So before she didn't get baptized cause she has the fear that when she is in the water to be baptized that she will have an epileptic attack. But we had a really good lesson and she accepted a baptismal date for this Saturday so we are really excited for her to be baptized. In their house like the only picture they have is of the San Diego temple so we have been really focusing in families and how they can be forever if we follow the commandments that God has given us. Also yesterday we starting teaching their daughter who is 14 so we are really excited to teach them.
In our wards we are finally starting to see some members excited about sharing the gospel. In Saturday we had an appointment fall through so we went to talk to a member who sells sports jerseys in the sobre's (the whole flee market type dealeo in the streets) and he was all like oh come with me right now, and we went to one of his friend's house that lived like a block away and presented us with his friend. So we are going to start teaching him this week, and also this same Hermano brought a different friend to church yesterday so we were super excited for that.
This morning I finished reading Jesus the Christ and it was so so awesome. I strongly encourage Benjamin and Jacqueline to read it cause its super awesome and it really changed my perspective on who our Savior is and all of the things that He has done for us.
I'm out of time to write more, but I'm so grateful for each and every one of you and hope you are all doing awesome!!
Con amor,
Elder Crockett

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